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# lockdown - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Nationwide post-lockdown electrical goods buying spree sees record recycling levels

WEEE Ireland said it recovered 3,763 tonnes of electrical waste in July.

# lockdown - Friday 21 August, 2020

Restrictions to remain in place in Kildare for two weeks but lifted for Laois and Offaly

Over the last 14 days 455 cases had been reported in Kildare, 81 in Offaly and 41 in Laois.

# lockdown - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks

Orla Hegarty writes that lockdown has been a time to reflect on getting our new housing right.

# lockdown - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Defence Forces attempted to track down mystery male responsible for infamous viral WhatsApp voicenote

The clip claimed that the army was to start patrolling the streets.

# lockdown - Friday 14 August, 2020

Almost half of new Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks in workplaces

The CSO has been analysing the statistics for the number of people who contracted or died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

# lockdown - Thursday 13 August, 2020

New Zealand races to track origin of Covid-19 outbreak as case numbers jump

The surge in new cases raised the prospect that a three-day lockdown imposed in Auckland could be extended.

# lockdown - Monday 10 August, 2020

From The42 What impact will GAA shutdown have on Kildare, Laois and Offaly club schedules?

What impact will GAA shutdown have on Kildare, Laois and Offaly club schedules?

Action in the three counties was brought to a halt last Friday.

# lockdown - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Explainer: How other countries have managed local lockdowns after Covid-19 clusters

The recent increase in cases in Ireland is largely associated with clusters in three counties.

'High degree of anger': Concerns over compliance as 'arbitrary' county boundaries used to impose local lockdown

Local TDs have been reacting to the latest restrictions imposed on Laois. Offaly and Kildare.

# lockdown - Friday 7 August, 2020

'We cannot afford to wait and see': Taoiseach calls for solidarity as first localised restrictions set to take effect

The Taoiseach addressed the country after 6pm this evening.

India's coronavirus cases reach over two million

The country has the third-highest number of cases in the world.

From The42 Leinster and the Crusaders linked up for a fascinating project during lockdown Brain Power

Leinster and the Crusaders linked up for a fascinating project during lockdown

The Irish province are viewing the next few months of games like a World Cup.

# lockdown - Friday 31 July, 2020

Eurozone economy suffers record drop during lockdown months

The decline in Europe compares to a 9.5% quarter-on-quarter decline for the United States.

# lockdown - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

'I'm not afraid to say that I want to go on a Lions tour and that's my ambition'

Andrew Conway is feeling refreshed after lockdown and wants to continue his growth as a player.

# lockdown - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh restrictions

European countries are struggling to balance keeping tourism open while guarding against new flare-ups of infection.

# lockdown - Friday 24 July, 2020

Johnson admits UK government could have handled pandemic ‘differently’

More than 50,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the UK.

# lockdown - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Operation Navigation: Another 20 pubs suspected of breaching Covid-19 restrictions

A total of 59 licenced premises have been caught allegedly breaching regulations since 3 July.

Parents of children under 5 and women 'hardest hit by Covid-19 lockdown'

A study found no deterioration in mental health in men and the over-45s.

# lockdown - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Q&A: Your questions about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice answered

Phase 4 has been delayed and there are some new restrictions on the way – what does it mean for you?

# lockdown - Friday 17 July, 2020

Barcelona tells people to stay at home and 100,000 mink to be culled in Aragon

Covid-19 cases have spiked in Catalonia and the neighbouring Aragon region.

# lockdown - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Eleven more pubs found breaching Covid reopening rules over the weekend

Gardaí carried out thousands of checks over the weekend.

# lockdown - Friday 10 July, 2020

Covid-19: Australia to slash quota of citizens who are allowed re-enter the country

Australia closed its international borders to all but returning citizens and permanent residents in late March, but a quota on numbers is in place.

# lockdown - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Shoppers in Melbourne strip the shelves ahead of midnight lockdown

Australia yesterday confirmed a further 134 infections in the past 24 hours.

# lockdown - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Serbia reintroduces lockdown after highest daily Covid-19 death toll

The country’s president said a curfew will probably last from 6pm on Friday until 5am on Monday.

# lockdown - Saturday 4 July, 2020

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

More than 11 million people around the world are now known to have been infected since the pandemic began.

# lockdown - Friday 3 July, 2020

Opinion: Our rotting Seanad won’t survive much longer, it's crying out for reform

UCC students Adam Hallissey and Charlie Power argue that the Seanad has become a place for failed TDs to wait for election, and it has the capacity for so much more.

# lockdown - Thursday 2 July, 2020

As a creche owner, I had butterflies on Monday, but we're getting there

One childcare provider shares her thoughts on reopening in the ‘new normal’ and thanks former minister Katherine Zappone for the work she’s done.

# lockdown - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

From The42 Munster changes, the trophy hunt, Ireland's hurt - O'Mahony refreshed for rugby return Ready To Go

Munster changes, the trophy hunt, Ireland's hurt - O'Mahony refreshed for rugby return

The 30-year-old feels he has benefitted from the lockdown.

'It's great to have guys of this calibre being signed' - POM welcomes Munster additions

The province’s captain is excited about the fresh faces in the squad.

# lockdown - Monday 29 June, 2020

Barbers and hairdressers say it's 'Christmas on steroids' - some even organised midnight openings

Across the country, people got their first hair cut in months.

Open thread: What are you most looking forward to doing from today?

Ireland today enters Phase Three of its exit from lockdown. Let us know what you’re excited about doing.

# lockdown - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Social distancing to be reduced to one metre in Northern Ireland

First Minister Arlene Foster also announced reopening dates for places of worship,visitor attractions and beauty salons.

# lockdown - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Germany orders new lockdowns in two areas in response to Covid-19 outbreaks

The restrictions were announced in Guetersloh and neighbouring Warendorf in western Germany.

# lockdown - Monday 22 June, 2020

Boris Johnson to discuss easing lockdown and two-metre rule with scientists

Johnson will tomorrow outline the plans to parliament for pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers to reopen in England.

# lockdown - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Trinity College asks Dublin City Council to improve walking and cycling routes as restrictions are eased

The local authority indicated improvements are needed to walking/cycling routes in a report published in May.

# lockdown - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Nationwide survey will ask people how they are coping as Covid-19 restrictions ease

It will also ask people about how well they feel the government is balancing the lifting of restrictions with that of economic and social wellbeing.

# lockdown - Monday 15 June, 2020

'Tears of joy and happiness' as visitors return to nursing homes

It has been three months since residents have been able to see their loved ones in person.

# lockdown - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Parts of Beijing locked down after dozens of people test positive for Covid-19

A new cluster is linked to a wholesale food market.

People living alone in Northern Ireland can reunite with families today

It means an isolated grandparent will be able to see their grandchildren again, or partners separated by the pandemic can meet up.

24 hours that changed everything: An oral history

People across Ireland – including key decision-makers – tell the story of Thursday 12 March 2020.